Jim has more than 30 years of experience representing lenders in commercial loan workouts, bankruptcy cases and commercial litigation. This, coupled with his accounting background and business skills developed running a solo law practice for twelve years, gives him a deep understanding of his client’s business objectives and has prepared him well for his role in Blanco Tackabery’s recently formed Outside General Counsel Services Practice Group. Jim’s common sense, results-driven approach to counselling clients serves their needs effectively and efficiently.
Jim is also a member of Blanco Tackabery’s Business Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights practice group. He has the business acumen to thoroughly analyze business financial records and determine where weaknesses exist. Jim’s extensive experience assisting clients through sometimes contentious loan workouts, bankruptcy plan formulations and mediations has honed his negotiating skills. Utilizing his depth of experience, Jim recognizes the importance of striking the correct tone for each situation from a low-key approach to dealing aggressively with matters when appropriate. His willingness and ability to competently litigate matters provide his clients with the confidence that they will obtain excellent results.
Jim has extensive experience in all aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency law. He has represented secured lenders, unsecured lenders, landlords, equity interest holders and other parties in interest in many Chapter 11 cases and thousands of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. Jim has the capability to handle any aspect of a bankruptcy case, from the most routine motion for relief from the automatic stay to a contested Chapter 11 confirmation hearing. In addition, Jim has ably defended numerous creditors in automatic stay and discharge injunction sanctions cases.
Jim regularly appears in state court on matters ranging from contested foreclosures and commercial collections to defense of unfair and deceptive trade practice complaints.